Although we are located in one of the last pristine wilderness areas of North America, The Lodge at Little Duck is relatively easy to get to whether you are driving or flying commercial airline.
Crossing the Border – A valid passport is probably the best document to use when crossing the border into Canada. If you don’t have a passport, an original birth certificate or certificate of citizenship or naturalization along with government issued photo identification (driver’s license) is sufficient. As mentioned earlier, once your reservation is considered “firm” we will provide you with the necessary Firearm Declaration Forms for crossing into Canada.
Flying Commercial Airline – Most major airlines can connect into Winnipeg’s James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. Direct flights to Winnipeg are available from Chicago, Minneapolis and Denver including all major Canadian cities. Once in Winnipeg, and if you have decided to fly onto Thompson (our departure point) we suggest using Calm Air which normally has 3-5 flights daily. Once you arrive in Thompson, we will have a lodge representative greet your flight and transport you to your hotel for the evening, and get you back to the airport for your flight to the Lodge at Little Duck the next morning.
Driving – From Winnipeg MB, the drive to Thompson is about 7 hours. Guests can leave their vehicle at the airport in our charters safe and secure parking lot. If possible, sharing the drive with 2-4 others allows more non-stop travel and certainly provides entertainment for the drive up and back and can have significant savings over flying. Contact in Thompson by our lodge representative will be made at the hotel once you have checked in. Map
Arriving in Thompson – All guests must arrive in Thompson the day or night before travelling to The Lodge at Little Duck. We suggest overnighting at The Days Inn 1-800-778-6000. All guests of The Lodge receive a corporate rate, so please notify them you are staying with us. Guests are responsible for the hotel cost.
Flight to the Lodge – Our flights normally depart Thompson at 7 am, weather permitting. Once you arrive at The Lodge, we will be on the airstrip to greet you as you de-plane and get you settled in and in the field shortly after.
Flight Back to Thompson – We make every effort to have back in Thompson by 11:00 am the day of departure. Because of possible weather delays, we strongly suggest you do not book your flights back to Winnipeg until mid to late afternoon.